Anyone who is familiar with GDNet should check out this link:
Make sure to follow the hyperlink on the site. You will not believe your eyes!
I seriously hope you're joking.
If you look at the source for that "informative" page, you'll see the link is such:
(a few %20s removed here)
(Again a few %20s removed)%20%20 target=_blank>
the file errpermission.asp file displays whatever message is passed in the GET parameters. For example:
See the truth on Gamedev's own page!
If that's a joke, it's not a funny one. It's called slander.
I don't really follow what you're talking about, but if it is a joke, then I think it's hillarious!
It's obviously a fake, and it's not funny at all. I'm sure it's illegal to do that and the forum shouldn't such acts to be broadcasted through it. Since I'm new here I'm not sure what the punishment is, but does the forum punish this type of behavior?
it's being discussed at the moment
I think Butters simply fell for it. It'll teach him to look thoroughly at such things next time.
I'm not sure what "hillarious joke" means (I'm not english, you see) but I find such fakes disgusting. If anyone should take action, it's the folks at gamedev.
This thread should be closed along with a clear statement that the linked page is a fake.
Hey don't look at me it's not my site, I just posted the link
But your intention isn't clear to me. Did you find it funny, a good joke ? Did you believe it ? Oh, asking that when everything has been cleared doesn't yield any value.
I believed it at first, because I simply wasn't paying attention to the address bar when I clicked the link.
They just patched it. No more "you cannot view this page because Baldurk is a God"...
I notice now that the website linked in the OP, http://gamedev.r8.org, is no longer active. r8.org is a dynamic DNS service which means that it will redirect to an IP. Luckily, I noted down that IP while the site was still up. It also happens to match Butters IP.
Butters, you are a liar. You said the site is not yours, however it is hosted on your IP. That cannot be a coincidence. Given that the site just went down, I took the liberty of saving a mirror and putting it here.
I contacted Dave Astle on Gamedev.net, and he has fixed this page which can potentially be abused.